New Glass?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ricksen24, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. ricksen24 macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Hi guys,

    I will be in Orlando Florida next week, i plan to visit the Apple store to see if they can fit new glass to my iphone 4.

    Doe anyone know how much its liable to cost and how long the process takes?

    Thanks in advance,
  2. w00t951 macrumors 68000


    Jan 6, 2009
    Pittsburgh, PA
    The back glass is pretty cheap and easy. Check up on iFixit for a $5 screwdriver and a backplate - last I saw, they were around $30. (I just realized that's the transparent one. The normals run $79.

    I think the front glass is bonded to the display, so it will be significantly more expensive.
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Its not just glass, its the whole screen that needs to be replaced.
    They will charge you around $100-150 I believe.
  4. Rocko1 macrumors 68020


    Nov 3, 2011
    The back glass can be replaced at Apple for $29. The front is either $149 or $199.
  5. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    my dad had it done for like $115 or something at apple...
  6. DroidRules macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2010
    IF it's going to run as much as some people here are saying you may as well spend the $149 for OOW replacement and get a "new" phone.
  7. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  9. Mars478 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 6, 2008
    NYC, NY
    Do it yourself! Get some glass off of ebay and follow iFixit's instructions! Message me if you need any help... I do at least one of these phones daily.
  10. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    For iPhone 4 there is no service in store for display replacement other than whole phone replacement for 149 unless the situation is covered by warranty at which point the display still won't be replaced, a new phone is issued.

    true, but on the 4, the front glass is a non serviceable item in store.

    maybe on a 3GS, but not on a 4.
  11. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2008
    Beach Cities, CA
    For that price, I might as well have done the OOW replacement as mentioned several posts up.

    OP, just go to an Apple Store, tell them its broken, it's out of warranty and you want a replacement. Give them $149 and they activate then you walk out. Much better than you trying to install something.

    I believe this also via the Mail. There is a higher cost if you wish to have a phone on "loan" while your phone is at Apple.
  12. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    I just sent him a txt to ask some more detail. Half the time HE doesn't even know where he is or what he's talking about lol.

    I just know that he called me and said he broke the glass and that his Verizon warranty was a $150-$170 deductible and they'd replace the entire phone. He said he went to (presumabely Apple, getting confirmation) and they were going to just fix the front glass for $115. He wanted my opinion. After educating him that his $150-$170 replacement phone would be a refurb, I recommended he go get the glass replaced on his for considerably less money.

    I'd rather have my non-refurb, perfectly good internals with new glass (for cheaper) than a ******* verizon refurb.
  13. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Scratch that.

    It was an authorized Apple repair shop (local) that does all kinds of Mac computers and iPhones/iPads. It was $112 ($120 OTD).

    I'd probably go this route too if I hadn't bought an AppleCare warranty... This particular place has 4.5/5 stars with 30 reviews on google reviews.

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